2017 Guests, Lectures, and Activities


Symposium of Literatures in Portuguese with Lira Neto, Rui Zink, and Daniel Munduruku

Lira Neto, journalist, writer, and three-time Jabuti Prize winner

Rui Zink, cartoonist, professor, translator, and acclaimed writer with more than 30 published books

Daniel Munduruku, indigenous writer with more than 50 published books, and winner of many awards including the Jabuti Prize

2017 Lectures

  • Silvia Lorenso: Racism and anti-racism in the country of the Olympic games.
  • Rodolfo Prates, Fundação Getúlio Vargas: Rivers may not go to the ocean anymore: Deforestation of the world largest ecological sanctuary
  • Luci Moreira and Raphael Câmara: Etiquette and Manners: Invisible Culture.
  • Rodolfo Prates: Brazil: Can the Brazilian government combat corruption in Brazil?
  • Richard Miller, Columbia University, NY
  • Débora Teixeira: Arabs in Brazil and their influence on Brazilian cuisine
  • Rui Zink, Writer-in-Residence: Mini lectures in each class.


  • Irene de Amaral, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
  • Jessica Ressutto and Raphael Câmara: Canvas painting


Gigi McLaughlin, musician and national table tennis champion

Evandro Passos, choreographer, actor, ballet dancer

The Portuguese School

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